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The best privacy apps for Android

There are nearly 80,000 data breaches and attacks every single day. The best privacy apps for Android reduce your risk of being involved in one of these annoying — and preventable — incidents. Major incidents such as the Equifax hacks and the madness around Cambridge Analytica only further underscore how important it is to maintain […]

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Privacy 101 ๐Ÿง 

How to contact the Big Three credit bureaus

Credit bureaus, also known as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are the referees between companies, consumers, and debt collection agencies. They’re also essential allies in recovering from identity theft, which is why you need to know how to contact the Big Three credit bureaus! The Big Three credit bureaus keep a record of your personal credit […]

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Privacy 101 ๐Ÿง 

What is browser fingerprinting? Here’s how to prevent it

What is browser fingerprinting? It’s creepy, that’s what! It tracks your online behavior, allowing others to know who you are as you browse the internet — all without any need for account logins or cookies. Just like a human fingerprint, your browser has a set of unique traits that can be traced back to you […]

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Privacy 101 ๐Ÿง 

What is device fingerprinting and how do I prevent it?

Device fingerprinting is when marketers use your device’s unique fingerprint to track you around the internet. But what is device fingerprinting, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. Similar to your Social Security number, your smartphone has a unique fingerprint that sticks with your device and thus can be used to track your movements across […]

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Privacy 101 ๐Ÿง 

What to do if your identity is stolen

If your identity is stolen, you’re not alone. It’s happening to more people every year. Here’s what to do if your identity is stolen. Data breaches (and thus identity theft) seem to be happening more frequently these days. Unfortunately, these cybersecurity issues keep causing losses in millions, if not billions, of dollars every year. And […]

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Digital Hygiene ๐Ÿงผ

How to protect yourself against reward program data breaches

Cybercrime is a rising concern – and reward program data breaches are no exception! One of the most popular ways of expanding online business and getting more customers is through “reward” or “loyalty” programs. Nearly all companies with a decent number of customers try to introduce some sort of rewards program to increase customer loyalty […]

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Know Your Rights ๐Ÿ“ฃ

How to use the CCPA to protect your privacy

As a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the first law of its kind in the U.S. that grants citizens control over their data. However, this is dependent on how much you understand about it and your ability to make good use of it. Generally, the CCPA takes a broader view than […]

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The best password management apps for data privacy

Everyone needs a password management app! According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, 81 percent of password breaches occur because of reusing the same old password. Thatโ€™s why changing your account passwords every once in a while is one of the best practices to keep your data safe and well-protected. These are the best […]